HC Deb 17 April 1935 vol 300 cc1844-5

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the Re-organisation Commission for Milk proposes to submit an interim Report on the working of the Scottish Milk Marketing Scheme?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir Godfrey Collins)

I understand that the difficulties which have arisen in Scotland are regarded by the Commission to be such as are inherent in all pooling schemes, and similar differences of interest in connection with the English Milk Marketing Scheme will no doubt later be made the subject of representations to the Commission by parties who consider themselves to have been unduly prejudiced as a result of that Scheme. The Commission feel that if any temporary change, in supplement of the alterations already made in the Scottish Milk Marketing Scheme during the present calendar year, could be suggested, such change might, be found later to be at variance with the general recommendations that the Commission may put forward in the light of more complete knowledge of the situation. The Commission consider that no Interim Report should be made at this stage, but that, having informed themselves of the nature of the Scottish difficulties at meetings in Edinburgh with representatives of the milk industry they should bear these matters prominently in mind.


When does the right hon. Gentleman expect the final report of this Re-organisation Commission?


I am afraid I am unable to answer that question.

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